Sad News as True Blood Stuntwoman Killed in Motorcycle Accident

April 7, 2010 by  

Very sad news to report as a True Blood stuntwoman, 28 year old April Stirton, was killed in a motorcycle accident Tuesday morning on US Highway 101 in Studio City, California.

Reports state that Ms. Stirton was riding her Yamaha Roadstar westbound on the Ventura freeway  when she lost control of her bike and fell to the ground at more than 55 miles an hour and was hit by the rear wheels of a tow truck with her motorcycle ending up being wedged under a big rig.

Officers at the scene state that Ms. Stirton was dragged under the tow truck for more than 100 feet before the driver was able to stop the vehicle.

Sadly Ms. Stirton was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Not only did Ms. Stirton work as a stuntwoman for True Blood but also worked on several movies and popular TV shows such as “See How The Run,” Circle of Eight,” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

We send out our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and co-workers.


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  • Shannon

    My heart felt condolences goes out to her family and friends.

  • val

    So sad and she was SO young! Im sure all of us here feel the same-may God bless all her family and friends and may she rest in peace.

  • jaxx

    So sorry to hear this sad news. My heart goes out to her family and friends. And, Rick, sorry you had to see it all happen. How sad and tragic. 🙁

  • Louise

    @ Rick. I am so sorry you witnessed that.My boyfriend rode for a long time,and all it takes is one move and you are in trouble. What a terrible loss. May she rest in peace.xxxx Love to her family and

  • Nia

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of April. An accident like that is so tragic and frightening. It makes one realize how precious and fragile we all are and how life can be precarious.
    My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

    To Rick, I am so sorry that you had to see that. I know I would feel haunted by wittnessing something so tragic.
    Please be safe on your bike.

  • What a loss. I was driving the car in front of the tow truck when this accident happened. I saw it all in my mirror. Even though I never had the honor to meet this wonderful person, the mere fact that I ride a motorcycle as well gave me some connection with her. The image haunts me all the time. May she Rest In Peace. I know I learned not to take my loved ones for granted. Please be safe out there.

    • It is very sad news indeed. It is very shocking when something like this hits close to home and as in your case to witness the event. May her soul Rest In Peace and I pray that the images no longer haunt you and be your guide to appreciate the moments we have on this Earth. To step back and look at the big picture and realize what is REALLY important in life and in our lives. Blessings to all of you!

  • That’s so horrible! I’m really sorry to hear that. 🙁 Hope that April’s resting in peace! My thoughts and prayers go directly to her family and friends.